Tom Hiddleston/Loki put on the Captain America spandex just for kicks


This is for the Dragonflies who will literally click on anything if it involves Tom Hiddleston in some way. I really don’t think any of this is a spoiler, but if you are completely in the dark about all things Thor 2: The Dark Loki and you don’t want to know anything at all about it until you see the movies at some future date, this post is not for you. Go on, now.

Ready? Okay, so Thor 2: The Spandex Loki will come out on DVD in February and people are buzzing about some of the extras. In one scene that made it into the film, Loki the shape-shifter disguises himself briefly as… Captain America. Thor busts his brother out of Magneto’s jail cell and they’re walking along, trying to be inconspicuous and that’s when Loki shape-shifts. In the actual film, Chris Evans came in to do a cameo, but I guess Chris was doing it on greenscreen or something, because Tommy decided to wear the Captain America spandex and pretend to do an American accent. And that’s one of the DVD extras:

When Tom and Chris Hemsworth sat down with MTV last year, they described the circumstances that led to Hiddles putting on Captain America’s suit. Chris makes it sound like Tommy had to be told very gently that he didn’t need to wear the suit but Tom makes it sound like he was just trying to give Chris Evans some pointers on what his performance should be.



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  1. Zbornak Syndrome says:

    I was hoping they would kiss at the end, cuz it was hella sexy when Thor pushed him against that column.

  2. M.A.F. says:

    Some one also released two clips (no sound) of Tom’s audition for Thor. He looks like a surfer.

  3. Sixer says:

    Bottom. Barrel. Is all I’m saying.

  4. Secret Squirrel says:

    Loki rocks his own costume best. All that leather and metal is just so hot! I know Tom said it was hot and uncomfortable to wear, but as far as I am concerned, totally worth it!

    Chris Evans definitely had the physique for Capsicle, but Tom hasn’t done too bad. Anyone would look a little lame next to Hemsworth and his muscles of madness!

  5. Aims says:

    Ok Tom has grown me. He’s hot, funny, seems to be down for anything and last but not least British. I would go there in a hot second.

  6. Gracie says:

    Mah husband is so dedicated. <3

  7. Abbicci says:

    Tom in the Captain America suit is the true meaning of shock and awe.

    Have you seen his screen test for Thor? So glad he was cast as Loki and not Thor.

  8. JWQ says:

    I like lanky, pasty, british boys as the next guy, but I have to admit that he didn’ t look bad with some meat on his bones. As much as I consider Hemsworth boring, though, I think he has the right looks to play the character, more than Hiddleston! His frame was too small even with the 10/20 pounds of muscles. And yes, he looks like a surfer in the last gif! For some reason, with that hair, he reminds me of Matthew McConaughey!

  9. Gwen says:

    Who didn’t audition for Thor??

  10. Lindy79 says:

    He should have morphed into Black Widow’s outfit, boobs and all. That would have been interesting.

    All I hear when he does the American accent is his Fitzgerald from Midnight in Paris

  11. Lolo-ology says:

    HAHAHAHA @ Chris Evans’ face in the last pic.

  12. Liv says:

    Whatever suit he puts on is fine by me… :-)

  13. Leah says:

    In the audition for Thor he looks like a cuter version of Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High!

  14. kaisei says:

    Always at
    you can now watch the Jaguar commercial+making of

    • M.A.F. says:

      And now I am at work and I can’t watch. Darn.

    • Kelly says:

      I’m sorry but MARK STRONG omfg.
      No one else comes close.

      I dunno, Hiddles is sweet but seems sort of misplaced in that ad, compared to Kingsley and Strong he’s like a lost puppy flying around. I don’t feel any menace or danger emanating from him.
      I hate to say it, but next to Kingsley & Strong, Jason Statham or Benedict Cumberbatch would have been a better match (lol it almost rhymes)

      Also, that behind the scenes video – oh lolz, please, the only one making any sense was Kingsley. The reason Brits play the baddie is because they sound foreign and exotically cold and posh.
      Besides, traditional movie villains are also the Russians and Germans, though that is obviously for political reasons.
      Come to think of it, Britain is a bad guy in every history class in American schools, isn’t it? :D

      • 'p'enny says:

        Tom is definitely coming across a bit strange, what is trying to talk like? i am bit disappointed. Hopefully, when it’s all together it will flow better.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Mark Strong was in ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’, right? He was Prideaux, right? He was HOT–everyone in that movie was hot, I loved that they had the men with their wonky hairlines and all….but Mark was the sex… all I do is picture some one on one action with him and Haydon (Colin Firth’s character)….

      • Kelly says:

        Virgilia, true story – friend’s birthday party, she took us to the cinema to see Tinker, Tailor, etc. We got pretty wasted before we even arrived, I fell asleep during the film. Only two shots from that movie that I remember are of Gary Oldman.
        Later on, she tells me “not only were you hysterical with your mouth open, snoring there on the seat, but your darling Sherlock was in the film, did you know? and you totally missed him!”
        No need to describe my reaction.
        Overall, I got the feeling the movie was boring as fck. Can you tell me if it was just the booze or is it really slow and boring? And how much of BC is in there?

      • 'p'enny says:

        Oh no, i’ve just realised it is the full advert. I’ve watched five times in HD and i can’t warm to Tommy here at all. i still don’t get his acting style, what was the director making him do?.

        He’s not pulling Loki, [not enough to get sued by Marvel] I dont know any baddies that drink cups of tea in a helicopter [It's very Anthony Head Gold Blend advert style] and why why why is he talking that way, they’ve paled the face, darkened the hair and put Tom in a green suit, to try and infer a Loki-look to the US audiences. But, he is not acting like Loki.

        This was filmed in November, i think I read. My guess is he filmed it in an afternoon, one shot and hadn’t time to work on his one-two lines. Due to Thor/Coriolanus stuff.

        Mark Strong, though, phew. I loved him in Our Friends in the North, blew Daniel Craig and Chris Eccleston out of the acting water then.

      • Roberta says:

        He had the dark hair in July (probably for the Capa film which fell through) so I thought it was filmed then?

      • DahliaDee says:

        Personally, given the ages of the three actors involved, I immediately thought, three incarnations of, in this case, a career villain: the young one, just starting out, bit of a drama queen, all grand stand and props, trying to be important, like you do when you’re young. The middle-aged one, more seasoned, more experienced, most props gone but the essentials, charm still firmly in place, assured rather than cocky. And the older version, already earned the status of mastermind, the one who has but to beckon, and the others will answer, completely in control, to the extent that he no longer requires props. Consider the differences in attire: full on three piece suit; turtleneck and jacket; shirt and untied bowtie, at least for most part of the ad.

      • M.A.F. says:

        Virgilia-good call the Tinker, Tailor movie. The only movie I could place him was Sherlock, I forgot he was in that since I’ve only ever seen clips here and there.

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Great analysis DahliaDee. I’ve been trying to work out what the ad represents to me and you nailed it.
        The young baddie, just starting out and hasn’t found his comfort zone yet so he uses all the bells and whistles at his disposal. Then the seasoned baddie who can still appreciate the finer things his lifestyle brings, but doesn’t need to flaunt it quite so ostentatiously. Finally the old master, who oversees the others and keeps them in check (no pun intended on Tom’s suit!). Mess with this guy and he’ll have you removed from the face of the planet with a wave of his pinky finger. When all three come together, chaos will ensue and empires will fall…

        This could so easily transfer into an awesome movie…

      • jammypants says:

        that’s a nice observation, DahliaDee *claps* =)

      • DahliaDee says:

        jammypants, aw, shucks :) *curtsies*

    • Secret Squirrel says:

      Wow. Something about a man who arrives at work in a helicopter just makes me say Damn!!

  15. pretzel says:

    He looks older than usual in the Jag ad. And “the stiff upper lip”…LOL

  16. Nighty says:

    Ok, on the second pic (where he is with Hems) .. What’s he doing with his hand in his pocket??? I mean… hum… Is it just his hand???? O.o

  17. allons-y alonso says:

    Not going to lie….I’d do the exact same thing if given the opportunity. Hiddleston! You go, Glenn CoCo!

  18. Lilacflowers says:

    And then there is this: All these new clips and the screen test pictures are being released by Marvel as part of the pre-release for the Thor 2 Blu-Ray/DVD.

  19. Penny says:

    He fills out the Captain America suit nicely but is obviously much thinner than Evans.

  20. browniecakes says:

    Loki eyes. TH may have gotten to a 6 on a 10 Chem scale, but his eyes are so Loki. I realize seeing TH’s screen test how much we get from TH for his performance as Loki with just his eyes.

  21. pretzel says:

    did you see the new teaser quote by elle on their twitter? ‘We were in the same class. It all went down in a cricket pavilion on an autumn night. Ut was all very thrilling’ this can mean ANYTHING. But all i can think is first kiss or first time..ahem ahem. Elle uk wants to kill us, that’s all!

  22. Gin Princess says:

    Agreed Miss J. I do hope it’s not a virginity story – seems kind of tacky to reveal that in a magazine… Let’s hope it’s something twee and sweet like a first kiss, or his first game of Monopoly or something…

    Jokes aside, has anyone else noticed he seems to be trying very hard to rough his image up a bit, to distance himself from the unicorn riding prince? I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, I just get that impression…

  23. Pretzel says:

    Ok Elle…i gotta give it you. It was a rather fine. fine interview! Hiddles was lovley..and for once his clothes were normal. And boy, does he look handsome!

  24. Gin Princess says:

    No, not physically rough, I mean being a bit more edgy. The edgy shoots, the edgy play. Edgy.

    I guess we can take the Elle interview as confirmation he is with Jane then. Lucky girl.

  25. Gin Princess says:

    I’m not twisting anything. It says ‘outed him as having a girlfriend’ and there was no further ‘single now’ message. He would have had copy approval, you think he would have let them keep it in?

    I’m just calling it as I see it. Calm down. And considering I don’t post that often, how do I ‘always distort things’?

    • Make mine a double says:

      Gin Princess, I took that comment to mean that when the editor tweeted that info in July, she was amazed by the vociferousness of the response she received from his fans. It’s a nice way to introduce the article, especially as Elle’s editor had done the original tweet. Since then he’s said he’s single.

      The rest of the article is pretty ambiguous IMO. However, considering how much he blathers on about trying to be the ideal bf, I’m amazed he wouldn’t say something along of the lines of “My gf says that…”, if he were with someone. Bottom line, we don’t know.

      Btw, has anyone seen the Mark Gatiss tweet where someone asked if he and Tom would be coming out after the matinee? God bless him, he replied “I’m out already. And Tom’s not gay.”

    • kaisei says:

      I was referring to the general need to distort things, but in this case you are.
      The journalist is referring to the month on July, not now, the sentence is quite clear. Also, quite clearly, Arthy was only mentioned to point out his passionate fans.
      Tom said in other 2 interviews, after Wimbledon, that he is single.
      In this interview he says in a relationship he is honest, caring and kind.
      If, after saying on two different occasions that there is nothing home to write about his love life and that he is single (not to mention that he attended every event alone), you think Arthy has been his gf all along, that makes him dishonest, uncaring and unkind.
      Of course feel free to keep your belief, but don’t make it sound like the magazine stated something that it didn’t.

      Also, I’m not agitated at all.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      The Elle writer was discussing what happened to HER, the response she received, when she wrote that last summer. The current Elle article contains no mention of or reference to a current relationship. There is mention of a first kiss and what he would hope to bring to a relationship as a partner, but that’s it.

  26. Gin Princess says:

    I’m not distorting things, I’m stating my interpretation of it. As you have stated yours. And I’m not interested in getting into a long debate about his marital status off the back of a throwaway comment I made. I really don’t care that much.

  27. Gin Princess says:

    Yeah, sorry, that’s a crazy line I’m not interested in crossing…

  28. frat says:

    Anyway people talk about important matters: five shots of whiskey? Love him

  29. Kate says:

    I’m with Gin Princess. Arthy has now been named twice in two different publications. I think the inclusion is a purposeful move toward acclimatizing the fan base to the relationship.

    As others have stated, Tom’s people get final approval for the story – if he was single and wanted to distance himself from anyone deemed a possible GF, don’t you think they’d scrap her name?

    • pretzel says:

      Me too. Frankly speaking, “nothing to write home about” didn’t strike me much before everyone else started talking. For all we know she might have told him to say that. That, and the fact that elle didn’t write anything to the contrary even after mentioning her name makes me think they are an item. Not that all this analysis makes proves or disproves anything.

    • Kelly says:

      I agree, what I took from the whole interview was that he’s in love and has a gf. I’m assuming it’s Jane, but I guess it could be someone new. It wasn’t explicitly stated, and frankly there’s no need for it, his private life should remain private, but he seems to be in a good place right now, and it’s really sweet and heartwarming to read it. Good for him I say!

      p.s. my favorite part though – “his own favorite clip features him teaching the cookie monster a lesson in delayed gratification” — ahahahahahahha!! epic, it’s my favorite too, and damn he really does have a dirty mind, you wouldn’t know from all the proper politeness and seriousness of his answers

  30. Lapin says:

    As a longtime lurker, who basically likes to read the comments more than anything else, I wanted to post this.

    From my experience in publishing, he and his people do not have that much influence on what eventually goes to print. If he’s misquoted, then yes, but that’s also the reason why these things are taped. Or if a truly heinous lie is being said, they can suggest it to be edited or left out. However, once the interview is done, it is completely up to the head honchos to decide what to do with it. It is more a courtesy for the interviewee to get a head’s up, but even then rewrites – no matter how small – may not even be an option as they’ll usually only get to see the final edit, and by then deadline is approaching fast.

    Everything else that is interjected by the journalist to spicen up the article/interview with some facts or her own thoughts, he nor his publicist can demand it to be edited or left out. For the tweet was real, as were the fervent responses to it. Even if they didn’t like it, it’s not their call to make. Freedom of the press et al.

    Now the interview itself has left me rather ambiguous. He reveals a lot, and yet he doesn’t.

  31. Gin Princess says:

    Kaisei – ‘They’ have a right to their own opinion, just have you have a right to yours. Neither of us know what is 100% true. Getting nasty isn’t going to help anyone have a nice experience here and it’s unnecessary. There are far bigger things in this world to get indignant about. I’ll give you a list if you like.